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This book takes you through 53 homes that reflect the growing trend for environmentally friendly houses. Resource and energy efficient residences are designed to be healthy, comfortable, and easy-to-live-in, and construction of a sustainable home includes using less energy, fewer natural resources, and fewer toxic chemicals. The homes featured here meet a variety of guidelines: LEED, a point-based system with specific certification criteria; Green, a construction standard based on reduction of energy use; Passive, a design standard that can result in a super-insulated, airtight home; andNatural, a type of "green" construction using natural resources without technological intervention. More than 300 images show a wide variety of designs and styles, including cottages and beach houses, prairie and vineyard residences, prefabricated and renovated homes, and much more. AUTHOR: Ashey Rooney has a solid reputation for her architectural and design books. 'Green Homes' (2008) and 'Asian-Inspired Architecture and Design' (2010) were just two of her highly-accessible, thought-provoking books. Her books provide the opportunity to see an eclectic selection of awe-inspiring homes and meet their architects.Several of her books have received special awards for their high-quality design and content. 306 colour images

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